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Sewing Machine - Working

A sewing machine is a tabletop machine, often containing a pedal to control a needle. Sewing machines are used to stitch linens and fabrics.

Consider donation or posting online for reuse.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Salvation Army (Oakland) 601 Webster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Ace Makerspace 6050 Lowell St
Suite 214
Oakland Reuse Drop-off for a Fee Sewing and Textiles Open Lab (small fee). Join our social sewing event and make wonderful things out of fabric, leather, and fiber materials. Great for beginners or folks just looking to access wonderful tools. Inquire about donation of good condition notions, fabric and machines to members looking for their own or for Ace to acquire more.
East Bay Depot For Creative Reuse 4695 Telegraph Ave.
(drop-off at loading dock on Shattuck Ave between 46th and 47th streets)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Portable, not in cabinet or furniture. Sewing notions and patterns, too. Temporarily not accepting.
Out of the Closet (Oakland) 238 E 18th St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Free Oakland UP 2809 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
PLACE - Community Center, Makerspace & Permaculture Site 1121 64th St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Working sewing machines and the materials/accessories needed for machine and hand sewing, as well as neatly folded textiles projects and making garment repairs. Zippers, patches, etc. Use online donation form to offer what you have.
Goodwill (Palo Alto) 4085 El Camino Way Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off
Donation Drop Spot 4200 Rosewood Dr Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off
Action Metal Recycling 385 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Call to discuss.
Salvation Army (3921 Geary Blvd) 3921 Geary Blvd San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army (1500 Valencia St.) 1500 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
The Salvation Army Home Pick-Up Service 832 Folsom St San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up
Community Thrift Store 623 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Out of the Closet 1295 Folsom St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Out of the Closet 1498 Polk St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Teen Advocacy Going Strong 1711 East 14th Street San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off Sewing tables and supplies are also needed
FabMo 1240 Birchwood Drive Sunnyvale Reuse Free Drop-off Must work well. Fabmo cannot pay to have them repaired.
Recycle1234: E-Waste & Solar Panel Recycling Center 30311 Whipple Rd Union City Reuse Drop-off for a Fee
Bay Area Electronics Recycling Center (Union City) 33548 Central Ave Union City Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Centro de Servicios Thrift Store 525 H St Union City Reuse Free Drop-off

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